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Connect Self-Service Windows computer to Rice wired network

This document describes how to manually configure a Windows workstation to connect to the Rice wired network with PEAP MSCHAPv2. Valid Rice NETID credentials are required. This article is intended for use by Rice staff, students, and faculty.

Step 1:  Open the Control Panel by hitting the Windows Start button and then begin typing Control Panel. Open the Control Panel app that comes up as a result. 

Control panel

Next, select View by: Small icons.

Step 2:  Open Administrative Tools. 

Step 3:  Open Services

Step 4: Scroll to the bottom.  Double-click Wired AutoConfig

Wired AutoConfig

Step 5:  In the Wired AutoConfig Properties window, select Startup Type: Automatic from the drop-down menu. Go to Service Status, and click Start.  Click Apply. then OK.

Step 6:  Go to Control Panel-->Network and Sharing Center--> Click Connections: Ethernet.

Open Properties.

Step 7:  Local Area Connection Properties

In the Authentication tab, configure the following:
  • Select ‘Enable IEEE 8021x authentication'.
  • Select  ‘Remember my credentials for this connection each time I’m logged on’.
  • Select ‘Fallback to unauthorized network access’.

Choose a network authentication method:
  • Select Microsoft Protected EAP (PEAP) from the drop-down menu. Click Settings.

Step 9:  Protected EAP Properties
Select Verify the server certificate

In the Trusted Root Certification Authorities section,  select ‘UserTrust External CA Root’. 
Select Authentication Method > Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAPv2)
Select Enable Fast Reconnect

Click Configure...
Make sure the box in this window is unchecked as shown in the image below.
click OK and click OK again.

Step 10: Back in the window with the title Ethernet Properties click on Advanced settings > select Specify authentication mode. From the drop-down menu, select User authentication.  

specify credentials

Click Save Credentials.  Type your NetID and NetID password. Click OK until you exit the settings menus. 

save credentials OK
Then click OK and click OK on any windows that are still open. After about a minute, you should now be connected to the Rice network. If you still aren't connected, try restarting the computer.

KeywordsManual windows Rice wired Internet 802.1x PEAP MSCHAPv2 ethernet Self Service Non-Managed Computer personal laptop desktop device Rice Wired Network byod Connect Self-Service Windows computer to Rice wired network   Doc ID94111
OwnerRyan M.GroupRice U
Created2019-08-27 15:03:49Updated2024-04-22 13:52:57
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